California law bases child support on a statutory formula which judges access through the “Dissomaster” computer program. This statutory formula primarily uses parental income and parental timeshare with the child to determine child support. The higher your income and the lower the amount of time you have with your child, the more child support you will pay.
There are quite a few interesting curveballs waiting for the inexperienced litigant in determining child support. Some types of non-wage income are included in calculating support (military BAS and BAH, for example) and some are not included (such as SSI). In addition, the court can impute earnings to a parent even if that parent has no actual income. Getting the right legal advice is essential. Learn more about Divorce and how I can help!
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